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June 29th

Thomas slams 500th home run

Todd Eisenlohr, sitting in the fifth row and wearing a jersey of Twins player Jason Bartlett jersey, caught the ball in his glove.
“I lost it in the roof as it was coming down,” Eisenlohr said. He said he traded the souvenir ball for an autographed ball, bat and jersey.
The Metrodome crowd gave Thomas a standing ovation. The two-time AL MVP took his home run trot and then pointed toward the suites down the right-field line when he crossed the plate as Toronto players spilled out of the dugout to congratulate him.

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Boy scout volunteers leave legacy

The Beard family also includes three sons who are Eagle Scouts. In his 12 years as scoutmaster of Troop 45, Wayne Beard has served more than 200 scouts and their families. In the troop’s 90-year history, more than half the Eagle Scout awards have been earned during his tenure, with six Eagles awarded last year alone. The Beards both have been awarded the Silver Beaver Award and been selected for the Vigil Honor, one of the highest ranks in Boy Scouts.

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Surviving the uncertainy

Everything about the festival has gotten an upgrade including the guest appearances. It would have been hard to top last year’s luncheon with Greta van Susteran, but this year was another headliner.
Squire Creek returned to Fox News for international journalist Steve Centanni, and Centanni kept an audience of hundreds spellbound about his 2006 kidnapping by Palestinian gunmen in Gaza City. The journalist now speaks nationally about the dangers of reporting on the job.

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Daily Leader stands with Judson

It is also important that you know that I stand firmly behind my editorial in last Sunday’s paper and behind the column written by Daily Leader editor Chuck Cannon. The comments from Mayor Martha Andrus and Councilman Ed Jones were published as direct quotes, word for word. You will read a letter from Councilman Ed Jones denying his statements to us about the university.

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June 28th

Jury receives clean audit

Hulsey briefly went through the report with the Jury. Hulsey also presented the Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish (H.E.L.P.) Agency’s 2006 Audit Report. Like the Police Jury’s audit, H.E.L.P. received an unqualified opinion with no findings.
The Jury quickly approved the reports.
When it came time for the next item on the agenda — awarding the bid of the Jury’s new Highway Department office building and shop — the body found itself in a bit of a dilemma. Garcia Construction of Homer and Pohlman & Wilbanks of Monroe both presented the same low bid of $624,000.

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Bradshaw makes all-time list

Now, he’s on an official list for such recognition.
Bradshaw has been chosen as one of the top 25 NFL players of all time, as chosen by the sports staff of USA Today.
The national newspaper recently published its rankings of the league’s all-time best players and had the Shreveport native and four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback in the No. 23 slot.
Bradshaw, who prepped at Woodlawn High School, was the No. 1 selection

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Cross with extreme caution

Some people get in a rush and attempt to race across a train track even when they are aware a train is approaching, believing they can beat it. If their judgment was off slightly or if for some reason they develop car troubles while attempting to slide past the fast-moving train, it could mean instant death or serious injury for not only the driver but for anyone else in the car and possibly someone on the train.

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Career portrayals deceiving

Since this time I’ve learned better. Just like with most careers, reporters must learn to work with a lot of different personality types, pay attention to details, develop the ability to multi-task and stay focused on a goal despite the curve balls life can throw.
When I was 13 and dreaming of being Lois Lane, I didn’t think about things like that. I only thought about the parts of the job that seemed exciting, like reporting on a catastrophe or traveling to other cities to cover newsworthy events.

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GSU to get $3.8M renewal

“This investment into Grambling’s future will empower the administration, faculty, staff and student body to build upon the legacy Grambling’s founders created,” Alexander said. “It will be exciting to see what GSU can accomplish in the next few years with the help of this funding.”
HBCU awards provide financial assistance to establish or strengthen the academic resources, financial management, endowments and physical plants of historically black colleges or universities and to enhance these institutions.
GSU Provost Robert Dixon said the grant is actually a renewal.

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June 27th

Parish stars honored by coaches

Now, those same players have been selected as members of All-State squads selected by head coaches from throughout the state.
Sanders was named as a pitcher and Marcus as a catcher in Class 1-A, while infielder Woods and outfielders Smith and Albritton were included on the 5-A club picked by a Louisiana Softball Coaches Association committee.
Earning top unit berths in baseball were outfielder/pitcher Brister as the Player of the Year and Andrews as a pitcher for Class 1-B and pitcher Nicholson for Class 5-A.

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